Escorted Great Land – Tour 6FS

Escorted Great Land – Tour 6FS

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights

Escorted Great Land - 6FS Itinerary

Experience the Alaska you’ve dreamed of on this fully-escorted, 7-day, 6-night Alaska tour. Your trip package includes a guided tour into Denali National Park, a gold panning experience and authentic sternwheeler riverboat excursion, plus visits to Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Benefits of an Escorted Tour:

  • Treated to special group functions for unmatched camaraderie
  • Knowledgeable guides provide local insight and stories about Alaska
  • Logistics, transfers and baggage handling are taken care of for you
  • All breakfasts and many other activities are included

Included in your Tour:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard luxury, glass-domed railcar from Anchorage to Talkeetna to Denali
  • Travel aboard Alaska Railroad's GoldStar service from Denali to Fairbanks 
  • Guided tour into Denali National Park
  • Gold Dredge 8 and Riverboat Discovery Cruise
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, welcome reception
  • All transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, logistics and airport, hotel and rail transfers

Tour does not include home city air.

Day1: Anchorage

Overnight: Anchorage

After you arrive in Anchorage, we’ll transfer you to your hotel. Relax or enjoy Alaska's largest city on your own. This evening we will host a welcome reception so you can meet your Tour Director and traveling companions. Overnight Anchorage hotel. (S)

Day2: Anchorage - Talkeetna

Departs From: Anchorage,9:15 AM (Train Departs Anchorage Depot)
Arrives At: McKinley,12:15 PM (Train Arrives Talkeetna Depot)

This morning, enjoy breakfast then transfer to the rail station to board the train where your group will travel north along the Alaska Railroad route to Talkeetna.  Keep an eye out for the elusive Denali while you go from the ultra-domed windows or outdoor viewing platform.  Transfer to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge and get settled.  Visit the onsite Tour Desk for guidance on optional excursions you can participate in. Overnight Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. (B)

Day3: Talkeetna - Denali

Departs From: McKinley,12:30 PM (Train Departs Talkeetna Depot)
Arrives At: Denali,4:50 PM (Train Arrives Denali Depot)

Join your group for a delightful breakfast then enjoy the morning at the lodge or select an optional excursion.  Transfer to Talkeetna and reboard your luxury railcar en route to Denali National Park. Spend the rest of the day exploring the area, home to six million acres of wilderness. There are plenty of dining options to choose from this evening.  Overnight at a  Denali-area hotel. (B) 

Day4: Denali

Overnight: Denali

After breakfast, immerse yourself in the grandeur of Denali National Park on a guided tour. Keep your eyes peeled for Denali’s “Big Five” – Dall sheep, caribou, grizzly bears, moose and wolves. Bring along binoculars to spot distant animals and have your camera ready. Later, choose from optional activities and end your day on a high note with a visit to a sled dog kennel or ATV ride. Overnight at a Denali-area hotel. (B, S)

Day5: Denali - Fairbanks

Departs From: Denali,4:00 PM (Train Departs Denali Depot)
Arrives At: Fairbanks,8:00 PM (Train Arrives Fairbanks Depot)

Enjoy a relaxing morning before boarding the train to travel north through Alaska’s Interior to the city of Fairbanks. You'll travel onboard Alaska Railroad's GoldStar service with dinner included on the train. With a rich gold rush past, a thriving arts and culture scene and natural beauty that includes rivers, tundra and midnight sun, Fairbanks is the perfect place to cap off an amazing Alaska vacation. Overnight in Fairbanks. (B, D)

Day6: Fairbanks

Overnight: Fairbanks

Learn about the rich gold rush history of Fairbanks on a visit to Gold Dredge 8, where you will pan for gold and learn about modern-day gold mining. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to view the Trans-Alaska Pipeline up close and attend a presentation about its construction and operation. Your adventure continues at Steamboat Landing, where you will enjoy a hearty lunch on the banks of the beautiful Chena River. Spend the afternoon aboard the Riverboat Discovery, an authentic sternwheeler, exploring the Chena and Tanana Rivers.  A group farewell dinner this evening celebrates your memorable trip. (B, L, S, D)

Day7: Fairbanks

Venture into the Golden Heart City and explore more of what Fairbanks has to offer before transferring to the airport and waving farewell to the Last Frontier.

Prices (per person, double occupancy) Peak Rate: $2,799.00 Save $400 per Couple (Peak): $2,599.00 Save $800 per couple (Jul 4, Aug 1, 29 departures): $2,399.00
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